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UN food programme cuts back as $1 bn shortfall looms

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The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling back projects in a number of countries as it confronts a $1 billion funding shortfall, with costs mounting for missions such as Syria, its director said Monday. 

Ertharin Cousin (4th R), director of the UN World Food programme, watches food being distributed at a displaced persons camp at Mopti, Mali on March 18, 2013

Ertharin Cousin is in Australia as part of a tour to drum up support for the United Nations agency among donor nations and the private sector to help feed the world's hungry.

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